Virginia: Car Accident – A Lawyer’s $350,000.00

Virginia: Car Accident – A Lawyer’s $350,000.00

On April 28, 2021, a car crash victim obtained a $350,000.00 jury award for personal injuries in Green County Circuit Court against the offending driver insured by State Farm. State Farm had denied liability and refused to make any settlement offer, so stands to be liable for the full amount for its “bad faith” refusal to settle, despite its auto policy liability limits being only $100,000.00. Although the plaintiff’s ad damnum was only $335,000.00, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to increase to conform with the jury verdict, despite the defendant motorist’s objection.